In the wake of the recent murder of George Floyd, millions across the globe have resorted to peaceful protests. With millions more showing their support by donating to organizations that aim to support the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as provide financial assistance to those arrested during the protests and those impacted as a result of police brutality and racial hate crimes.
To help support those in need, we’ve shortlisted a few of the organizations that you can support from the Middle East.
The Official George Floyd Memorial Fund on GoFundMe
Founded by George Floyd’s brother, Philonise, GoFundMe seeks to raise money for Floyd’s funeral, as well as grief counseling for his family. It also aims to cover court costs and the education of his children. Please click here to donate
Communities United Against Police Brutality
Through advocacy, political action and education, Communities United Against Police Brutality aims to overcome the dangers associated with police brutality. Run solely by the help of volunteers, the initiative seeks to combat police brutality through the means of advocacy, political action, and education. Please click here to donate
Color of Change
Through monetary funds, Color of Change aims to provide bail for the many protestors arrested while supporting the movement. It also provides the much-needed funds required to end racial based violence. Please click here to donate
Black Visions Collective
Based in Minnesota, Black Visions Collective aims to provide justice and liberation for the Black community within the city. Please click here to donate
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Through litigation and education, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund aims to fight racial injustice through legal action. Please click here to donate
North Star Health Collective
Based in Minneapolis, the North Star Health Collective consists of a group of nurses, doctors, and healthcare providers that aim to provide medical support and assistance to those harmed at the many Black Live Matter protests taking place in the US. Please click here to donate
Louisville Community Bail Fund
Louisville Community Bail Fund aims to pay the bail funds for all those protesting the death of Breonna Taylor within the city. The NGO also aims to provide protestors within the area with food and safety. Please click here to donate
Atlanta Solidarity Fund
Atlanta Solidarity Fund aims to provide support to protesters within the city by providing funds for bail and any legal fees acquired as a result of protesting in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Please click here to donate
Based in New York City, the Liberty Fund seeks to support low-income individuals charged with misdemeanors, such as protesting in the city. Please click here to donate
The Know Your Rights Camp
Established by former NFL player Colin Kaepernick, Know Your Rights Camp seeks to support and advance the liberation and well-being of black and brown communities across the US. It aims to do so through the use of education, self-empowerment programs, and mass-mobilization. Please click here to donate
Please note that no amount is too big or too small. Any help will go a long way in ending the heinous hate crimes that are, unfortunately, experienced by millions worldwide. Now is not the time to be silent, now is the time to help.